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Keira Dignan

Keira Dignan

Keira Dignan is a freelance journalist and librarian based in Athens, Greece

Follow her on Twitter: @refugeelibrary

In-depth: Volunteers Sarah Mardini, Sean Binder, and Nassos Karaktisos are standing trial for helping refugees in distress off the coast of Greece, a move that criminalises humanitarian efforts to aid those fleeing war and persecution.

11 November, 2021

In-depth: The British home secretary has drafted a bill that, if passed, may make it almost impossible to seek permanent asylum in the UK.

18 August, 2021

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling migrants and asylum seekers from Europe's borders.

13 April, 2021

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is surviving by violating its own laws.

23 March, 2021

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy party came to power.

21 January, 2021

Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

13 October, 2020

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

16 September, 2020

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

09 July, 2020

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for asylum-seekers untenable.

26 May, 2020